Summer & Winter Schools

  • Languages
    • English
    • French
Maria Belhaj
Responsable de la formation Maria Belhaj

The Summer School courses all include cultural excursions, with a 2-day trip to Paris or Bordeaux and various company visits.

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  • Taught entirely in English, these courses are designed to provide participants with the essential international outlook and management competencies, in order to acquire an expert understanding of business and management. Participants benefit from an in-depth insight into the cultural aspects of business through practical courses on different industry segments, together with an analysis of existing and emerging markets.  In addition to the academic course, Excelia Group organises visits to local, regional and national companies, where participants will discover different business models and meet entrepreneurs. Participants will also have the opportunity to spend 2 days in Paris or Bordeaux.

    Business summer courses for a 3-week course includes:

    • Accommodation: single room in a student residence:
    • Check in July, 09th afternoon & Check out on July 27th before noon
    • 36 hours of business and management modules
    • 6 hours of French language lessons
    • Cultural excursions with an English-speaking guide
    •  2 days in Paris for Fashion, Design and Luxury Industry Management Program
    • 2 days in Bordeaux for Luxury Food, Wine and Leisure Management Program
    • Attendance Certificate
    • Transcript


    This course focuses on luxury and fashion brands. To fully understand the specificities of the luxury and fashion industry and its management, participants will explore the main advances and developments in the various luxury sectors. Participants will acquire an advanced understanding of the new global dimension of this industry, as well as the socio-cultural and context-related impacts on the branding of products in this sector. The growth of the luxury industry in fast growing economies is generating many questions on how luxury brands and large luxury groups can reorganise and restructure in order to improve both their social and environmental performance in a world facing increasing inequality and ethical issues.

    This year, you have the unique opportunity to enjoy this Summer School course in both La Rochelle, France (10th - 20th July 2018) and Florence, Italy (21st - 26th July 2018)!

    Note that accommodation is provided from July, 09th to July, 27th at noon. Trip from France to Florence in Italy is not included in the initial cost.

    Dates : 10th - 26th July 2018

    Fees : €3,350


    The Luxury Food, Wine and Leisure Management course is designed to provide the main business and interpersonal management skills required to effectively understand the characteristics and management context of the Luxury Food, Wine and Leisure industry and its different specific sectors. In particular, the Summer School will provide an in-depth overview of the industry sectors and the diverse management strategies and tools required. Participants will acquire an advanced understanding of the new global dimension of this industry, as well as the socio-cultural and context-related impacts on the branding of products in this sector.

    Dates : 10th - 26th July 2018

    Fees : €3,350



    La Rochelle has maintained its past architecture making it one of the most picturesque and historically rich cities in the Atlantic coast. It is also well known for its seafood cuisine and fishes. You will discover delicious meals with coarse salt from Ile de Ré, mussels and obviously: Cognac and Pineau des Charentes! Sightseeing to let you discover our history and culture: La Rochelle city and its Towers, The market & its local products, 1 entry to the annual music festival (Francofolies festival), Conferences of oenology & wine tasting, Cooking classes, Visit of a salt production company, Visit of a COGNAC and Pineau des Charentes producer.

    Dates : 2nd - 27th July 2018

    Fees : €2,910 (host-family half-board) or €3,540 (in residence)


    The historical, nautical and seaside city seduces with its natural splendid setting and surroundings. There are sports and leisure for every taste in La Rochelle. In summer period, the French Institute offers students the opportunity to take part in a range of nautical sports in afternoons: Kayaks, Sailing Catamaran, Windsurfing, Sailboat.

    Dates : 2nd - 27th July 2018

    Fees : €2,910 (host-family half-board) or €3,540 (in residence)

  • Tuition Fees 2018-2019

    International Students

    Business Summer Courses (3 weeks) 3350€
    Culture Summer Courses (2 weeks) 1810€
    Culture Summer Courses (4 weeks) 2910€

    Tuition fees are provided for information purposes only and are subject to change from one year to the next


    Financing your studies

    Click here for further details on the cost of studying in La Rochelle

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